Cedar County EMA

Cedar County Emergency Management Agency

Notification From the Cedar County Engineers Office

For updated information about the closure of 290th Street, between Garfield Ave and Hwy 38, click on the following link: 

290th Street Closure (pdf)



The official posting location for the Cedar County Emergency Management Commission and the Cedar County Joint 911 Service Board will be as follows: the Emergency Management Agency Administrative Offices (1410 Cedar Street, Tipton, IA); the Cedar County Courthouse (400 Cedar Street, Tipton, IA); or the Cedar County EMA website, ema.cedar-county.org. Agendas for all meetings will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting start time.  


Emergency Management



Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. This is coordinated effort, involving not only local, state, and federal governmental agencies, but also volunteer organizations and private sector businesses. Within an integrated framework, all of these groups work together to assist citizens and their communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or reduce the effects of natural, man-made, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters. 

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Are You Prepared?

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 From natural disasters to acts of terror, we are aware of the all too frequent events that impact our lives, our  communities, and even countries halfway around the world. No single agency has the capacity, skills and resources, with which to address these disasters successfully. Disasters demand a combined and coordinated approach, linking the  expertise and resources of the emergency management community and local authorities with a variety of other organizations. You can help by being prepared.  

Be Prepared


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 To many, responding to disasters and emergencies does not come naturally. Cedar County response efforts have been developed through the use of  thorough and informed planning, training, exercises, and unfortunately,  experience of responding to past disasters. Emergency management is more than just responding to an event; it is a continuous circle of planning, testing, evaluating and mitigating. Learn more about the Emergency Management Planning Cycle and the events that have occurred in Cedar County. 

Planning and Disaster Cycle


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Training is essential to our mission. Local responders can check this link for information regarding upcoming course descriptions

Statewide HSEM Training Calendar


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Click on this link for information regarding our Office's calendar for additional training opportunities and public education meetings. 

cedar county emergency management calendar

Tools used by Cedar County EMA

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From river gauges to radar, from traffic cameras to winter weather information, these links are some of the tools we use to help prepare Cedar County.

EMA Tools

Contact Us



Cedar County Emergency Management

400 Cedar Street

Tipton, IA 52772

Cedar County Emergency Management is located at:

1410 Cedar Street, Tipton, Iowa 52772, United States

(563) 886-3355


Or call for an appointment... (563) 886-3355

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